Degrees are conferred at the close of each fall and spring semester and summer term. To cover the expense of the commencement exercises and diploma, a fee is charged to each person applying for a degree at The University of Alabama.

Application for degree. Each candidate for graduation is expected to file an application for degree one term prior to the term of graduation. An application form will be provided and accepted by the divisional or departmental office in the student's academic division 12 weeks prior to the expected date of graduation. A student who fails to complete all requirements by the date on the application must file a new one. The graduation fee is payable to the Office of Student Receivables at the time the application for degree is filed.

All students (except doctoral candidates) who complete degree requirements will receive diplomas following the established graduation dates for those terms. Doctoral candidates will receive their diplomas at the commencement ceremonies held in August, December, and May. Undergraduate students completing degree requirements are considered degree candidates at the time of the institution's graduation ceremony.

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